LAHORE – Over 10 students received injuries as a result of clash between two student groups in a hostel of Punjab University late Tuesday night.

Reportedly, the students belonging to Pushtoon and Baloch Educational Development Movement were playing music loudly in room number 110 of hostel No. 4 of the university. Meanwhile, a group of more than 100 students of Islami Jamiat Tulba came there and warned them to stop music but they refused on which the IJT students, loaded with guns and clubs started aerial firing and beating the Pushtoon and Baloch students. They set the room in which they were playing music on fire. Police have registered a case against the students of IJT and started investigation. 

According to sources the clash took place when Quetta Gladiators cricket team beat Lahore Qalandars. The celebration of Gladiators victory did not go well with the IJT students and they attacked Pushtoon and Baloch students. 

The injured students were identified as Muzamil, Izhar, Javed, Habib, Qasim, Alamgir, Imran, Ibrar, Naqeeb and Zareef who were rushed to nearby hospital for medical treatment. However, some students namely Humayun, Ahsan, Ahmad, Sadam and Ilyas received minor injuries.

University officials said in this regard that last month both groups also scuffled when the IJT students bit a Pushtoon student while he was standing with a Pushtoon female student. However, PBEDM students also reached the spot and scuffled with IJT students. As a result of that clash a number of students received minor injuries. However, the university administration played their role for reconciliation between both groups.

In this regard, Punjab University spokesman Khurram Shahzad said that PU administration has constituted an inquire committee to fix the issue. He said that PU administration will ensure peaceful atmosphere in the premises of the university.